Police says it needs money from law, council members call it money grab
Board voted against purchase of building for administration
There is something uncomfortable about watching the annual White House Correspondent's Dinner. And it's not just the room was filled with narcissists pretending to love one another. It was uncomfortable...
Police have not yet released the name of a motorcycle rider hurt in a crash yesterday at interstate exit 4 in Onalaska...
The southbound cycle struck two cars that were heading north on Highway 157. The cycle rider is being treated at Gundersen Lutheran, and has been in surgery. The crash happened shortly before 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon.
Coulee Bank president Brad Sturm will be Festmaster for the 2012 Oktoberfest. The announcement was made tonight at the Festmaster's Ball. Sturm has been employed at Coulee Bank since 1993.
A group that wants to recall La Crosse's city council president claims it has more than enough signatures to schedule a special election.
The 'Restore La Crosse' Committee reports it has more than 250 signatures from the 11th council district on petitions to recall president Audrey Kader. Only 158 signatures were needed. They'll have to be verified by the city. Kader has been targeted for recall because of recent controversial actions by the city council, including plans to eliminate the monthly public hearings at Committee of the Whole meetings.
La Crosse's new police chief says it takes everybody to make successes...
Ron Tischer is eager to meet with police employees to establish goals for the department. However, Tischer doesn't want details of those plans getting out in public before the department members agree on them. He also wants to get to work on community problems like alcohol, drugs, and violent crime. Tischer was sworn in this morning at City Hall. The ceremony was attended by city and county leaders, courthouse officials, and retired Chief Ed Kondracki.
Another Oktoberfest secret is out...
Guests at the Mrs. Oktoberfest reception last night got to toast the new 'Mrs.'...retired nurse Julie Bartels. She worked with Franciscan and Mayo for more than 30 years. While her selection was kept secret from the public until this week, Julie learned the news last May, after being invited to a luncheon under phony pretenses.
The last member of the 2012 royal family, the Festmaster, will be introduced at the Festmaster's Ball tomorrow night.
Izelia Golatt has been found guilty of the strangling death of Kristen Rodgers. A La Crosse County jury reached the verdict just before 6 o'clock tonight, after two hours of deliberations. Golatt will be sentenced on November 16th. Rodgers was killed last March, after meeting Golatt to obtain crack cocaine.
La Crosse County has its own boat patrol out on the Mississippi during the summer and early fall...but the city of La Crosse hasn't operated its own patrol boat for many years.
They'll have one this weekend, though. The La Crosse police showed off their patrol boat for reporters this morning, along the levee at Riverside Park. Assistant chief Rob Abraham says the boat is intended to improve the river-watch that already happens on weekend nights.
Abraham says the city will continue to rely on the sheriff's department boat for many patrols, because it's 'cost-prohibitive' for the city to have its own patrol boat full-time. Police also will increase their bicycle patrol during the opening weekend of the fest.